This is an interesting walking tour from Dubai’s beachside Jumeirah Corniche to the tip of the Palm Jumeirah crescent. I promise you, there’s a lot to see, and of course, a lot to taste in this walk through Dubai tour.
Start point: Kite Beach at Jumeirah 3
End point: Atlantis, The Palm at Palm Jumeirah
Directions to starting point: The easiest way to get to Kite Beach is by taxi. Hail one from any roadside or book one by calling +971 4 208 0808
Best time to walk: Morning and early evening
Major landmarks: Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah Public Beach, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, The Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, The Palm
Enjoy the beach vibes from Kite beach
Jumeirah Corniche connects some of Dubai’s most popular beaches along the Arabian Gulf coastline. You’ll start your walking tour about mid-way, at Kite Beach. You’ll start your walking tour a little further west, at Kite Beach.
Kite Beach is a popular spot for kite flying – both competitive and leisurely – and watersports, with stand-up paddleboarders and kite surfers dotting the depths offshore. But the beach is also known for its development into a foodie destination, with new casual dining concepts popping up within an open-air courtyard.
Taste the fish from Umm Suqeim Harbour
Continue along the shoreline in a westerly direction – the looming Burj Al Arab will serve as your guiding star here – for a 2.5km walk along the beach promenade. It should take you roughly 25 minutes, which is just enough time to work up an appetite for your next stop, the Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour.
Every day, the local fisherman pile their stalls high with the day’s catch, with everything from Dubai’s versatile hammour fish to Omani lobster at bargain prices. Never miss an order from the Bu Qtair cafeteria on the way.
Marvelous views from the Public Beach
Continue around the curve of the harbour to reach the stretch of public beach, a short jaunt of a few minutes. This family-friendly beach is usually a hive of activity on weekends, with locals and visitors alike enjoying the clean sands and calm waters.
Stroll to the far end and you’ll find Beachcombers at the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel. This idyllic spot offers delicious beachside bites alongside the best views of the Burj Al Arab.
On the Boardwalk
From Cove Beach, hail a taxi and direct the driver to take you to Crescent Road on Palm Jumeirah, a ride that will take you under ten minutes. Get dropped off next to the Palm Boardwalk, across the street from the Atlantis, The Palm hotel.
A recent addition to the Palm development, the six-metres-wide decked pathway, is built over the rocks of the manmade island’s breakwater. It runs for an unbroken 11km along the Crescent’s outer edge. With an amazing view of the ocean and the Dubai city itself, it’s no wonder that the Boardwalk was the ideal location for a permanent food-truck convoy.
Go Five-star from the Atlantis
Revert your head and you are in front of the five-star Atlantis, the Palm hotel. Resembling a seashell-pink sandcastle, the five-star hotel is known for its stunning suites and sharp service, as well as its incredible dining options. There’s 18 restaurants and lounges on the hotel grounds, each with its own vibe.
It would be nice if you booked your table before you arrive. You may enjoy an exquisite seafood dinner surrounded by the giant aquarium’s fish schools, sharks and sting-rays. After enjoying this fine-dining experience, you won’t be surprised to hear that this romantic spot is the Atlantis’ top location for marriage proposals. Click here to know about Dubai helicopter tour.